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Kendo Phil



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Which cable?
      #1046195 - 01/05/13 09:53 PM
I am building a small patch cable system for my home studio, basically I am putting 12 way 1u panel on the front of my rack that runs to units from the mixer / inputs.

I can find the patch panel complete with stereo jack sockets and the stereo 1/4 jacks, but I am looking for a recommendation for the wire to connect it all up with. (I intent to solder it all up)

I want to make the wires the right length for each unit and make a zip tied loom that will run neatly from the panel to the units.

Could I call upon your knowledge to recommend a decent stereo wire and supplier, I normally go to Maplins for my electrical supplies but don't know if they would be the best bet for this.

Many thanks

Phil

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Edited by Kendo Phil (01/05/13 10:03 PM)


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Re: Which cable? new [Re: Kendo Phil]
      #1046221 - 02/05/13 08:02 AM
I generally get my cables from Canford Audio, but any of the normal supplies carry reasonable stocks: Studio Spares, Bryant broadcast, VDC, etc

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Kendo Phil



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Re: Which cable? new [Re: Hugh Robjohns]
      #1046333 - 02/05/13 06:44 PM
Thanks Hugh,

I will probably invest in a couple of metres of this;

Van Damme Tour Grade Classic XKE Microphone Cable Blue

From Maplins in that case

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Re: Which cable? new [Re: Kendo Phil]
      #1046348 - 02/05/13 08:44 PM
I've sometimes found that buying a multicore cable and separating out the individual cores has been cheaper than buying individual cables. In fact, many of my patch cables were made from a free sample of multicore cable that I was given at an exhibition.

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Re: Which cable? new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1047037 - 07/05/13 10:45 PM
Quote James Perrett:

In fact, many of my patch cables were made from a free sample of multicore cable that I was given at an exhibition.




Ooh - you cheapskate


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Re: Which cable? new [Re: Kendo Phil]
      #1047559 - 10/05/13 04:41 PM
For static wiring this is pretty good.
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power/pp3746/cable-microphone-3mm-black-100m/dp /CB13962

The foil give 100% screening and the drain wire makes stripping and soldering a doddle. Being only 3mm diameter is also handy.

Dave.


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Kendo Phil



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Re: Which cable? new [Re: ef37a]
      #1049024 - 19/05/13 08:55 PM
Well, it all turned up and I broke out the soldering iron, I really must get some of those little clips for holding wires when soldering.



All stereo / trs connections




This was my first go - the foil shield came off easily but I stripped off to much and ended up trimming the excess wire off after.



I have just wired enough to connect up the compressor for the time being as I am trying to work out how best to wire up the FX unit - Mono & Stereo in / stereo out. Do I use a single socket to two mono plugs? The only thing I wasn't sure of is if I plug a mono source in it may short the right channel in on the stereo socket.




All wired in and tested, just need to fill the gap with a 1U guitar processor now!

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